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The Mets have yet to firm up plans for David Wright's return to the major leagues, according to people with direct knowledge of the process. Those sources said that not only does Wright expect to participate in a simulated game on Saturday afternoon, but plans several sim games during the coming homestand.
Reading between the lines, this setup does not suggest that Wright is likely to play this week. Our original educated guess was that Wright could return during this homestand, but it's time to push that back.
Based on the pace at which this is unfolding, our revised prediction is that Wright, who hasn't appeared in a major-league game since 2016, will return for a brief stint late in the month. The Mets are on the road from Sept. 14-23, then close the season with a six-game homestand beginning on Sept. 25.
From the beginning, the idea of Wright appearing in a game or two, tipping his cap and being able to leave baseball on his own terms seemed like a possibility. Now, looking at the calendar, that option appears to be on the table.
This, and Wright's plans for his future, remain a moving target, so stay tuned.